Soccer

Fall Soccer '14
 

 

Thursday, March 23 - Games are on as scheduled.

 

Separate boys' and girls' leagues are set up by grade.  Some grades may be combined if necessary.  A coaches meeting takes place before each fall/spring season begins at the McMinnville Community Center.  Uniforms, rules and game schedules will be distributed at that time.  Games are played at Joe Dancer Park.

Teams from the fall will come back together, using the same jerseys.  New players (those not participating in the fall league) will be added to teams or have new teams created. 

Fall season begins late September and generally runs through the end of October.

Spring season begins early March and generally runs though the end of April.  No games are played during Spring Break. Teams from the fall will come back together, using the same jerseys.  New players (those not participating in the fall league) will be added to teams or have new teams created.

 

Boys                                     Girls

Kindergarten Boys                         Kindergarten Girls

1st Grade Boys                                 1st Grade Girls                             

2nd Grade Boys                               2nd Grade Girls

3rd Grade Boys                                3rd Grade Girls

4th Grade Boys                                4th Grade Girls

5/6 Grade Boys                                 5/6 Grade Girls

 

Soccer Schedules - Click to View

Map Posted Below 

McMinnville Parks and Recreation Youth Soccer Information-Spring 2017

We have structured the youth soccer program based on recommendations by national youth soccer organizations that we feel are more appropriate for the capabilities of young players. Field dimensions are smaller to accommodate small sided (4 v 4 and 6 v 6) games that allow players to touch the ball more and have more space to be successful.

Advantages of playing small sided games 

  • More time with the coach
  • Energetic workouts due to playing both offense and defense
  • More efficient use of field space
  • Children are physically more efficient in smaller space
  • Children are actively involved for a longer period of time
  • It takes less time to score a goal or advance to goal
  • Greater success rate for the players

League Structure (field size is approximate):

 

Kindergarten

  • Separate boys and girls league playing 4 v 4, no goalie, no offside, 20 x 25 yd field. Teams will have a roster of 12 players, games will use a split field method—each team splits into two teams and plays on fields side by side against an opposing split team.

1st grade

  • Separate boys and girls league playing 4 v 4, no goalie, no offside, 20 x 25 yd field. Teams will have a roster of 12 players, games will use a split field method—each team splits into two teams and plays on fields side by side against an opposing split team.

2nd grade

  • Separate boys and girls league playing 6 v 6, no offside, 30 x 55 yd field. Teams will have a roster of 10 player.

3rd grade

  • Separate boys and girls league playing 6 v 6, no offside, 30 x 55 yd field. Teams will have a roster of 10 players.

4th grade

  • Separate boys and girls league playing 6 v 6, 42 x 65 yd field. Teams will have a roster of 10 players.

5th-6th grade

  • ​Separate boys and girls league playing 6 v 6, 42 x 65 yd field. Teams will have a roster of 10 players.
  • Jod Dance Field Map

Everyone Plays

  • Our goal is for kids to play soccer, so every player on every team play in every game.  It’s no fun to spend the game on the bench and that’s no way to learn soccer!

Open Registration

  • Our program is open to all children starting kindergarten through 6th grade who want to register and play soccer.  There are no try-outs and nobody gets cut.

Positive Coaching - Encouragement of player effort provides for greater enjoyment for the players and leads to better-skilled and better-motivated players.  A coach can be one of the most influential people in a child’s life, so we encourage them to create a positive experience for every player.

Good Sportsmanship

  • We strive to create a positive environment based on mutual respect rather than a win at all cost attitude.  Our program is designed to instill good sportsmanship among others.

Player Development

  • We believe that all players should be able to develop their soccer skills and knowledge to the best of their abilities, both individually and as members of a team, in order to maximize their enjoyment of the game.

McMinnville Soccer Rocks!

Last year, there were 2054 registered youth/adult soccer players for fall/spring seasons combined.
857 Park/Rec soccer matches were scheduled at Dancer Park.
Thank you to all the volunteer coaches this Spring.  Your help is greatly appreciated and valued.  We hope to see you back for Fall soccer 2016!